Dean's Leadership Council

The Dean’s Leadership Council is an advisory board of executive-level leaders who help advance our research, teaching and public service goals by strengthening the School’s ties to industry and the community. For more information on becoming involved with the Leadership Council, please contact Executive Director of Development Carolyn Canning-White at (949) 824-2247 or


Mohamed Alkady
President, Hart Inc.

Roger Andelin, B.S. ’87
Associate Partner, AKF Partners

Ilie Ardelean, B.S. ’96
Chief Product Officer, Exactuals

Mohammed Attar
VP, Software Engineering, Twilio

Gerald Bortis, Ph.D. ’16, M.S. ’07, B.S. ’05
Senior VP of Software Engineering, Avaneer Health

Paul Butterworth, M.S. ’81, B.S. ’74
CTO, Vantiq

Bob Carroll, B.S. ’87
CTO, Dash

David Cheng, B.S. ’91
CEO, Pathfynders Corp.

Glenn Coles
CIO, Yamaha Motor Corp. USA

Rick Dutta
CEO, CloudAnalytics

David Fitzsimmons, B.S. ’00
Global Process Lead, Ingram Micro Inc.

Bob Frosell
CIO, CoreLogic

Dave Goff
Senior VP & CIO, ECMC Group

Prakash Grama

Jon Hahn, B.S. ’81
CIO, FFF Enterprises

Pat Helland ’76
Software Architect, Salesforce

Arthur Hitomi, Ph.D. ’10, M.S. ’04, B.S. ’96
CEO & Co-Founder, Numecent

Zack Ji, B.S. ’07
Cloud Director, Oracle

Dinesh Khaladkar
President & CEO, eQ Technologic

Robert Kleist
Founder & Chairman, Printronix

Hiq Lee
President, Business Information Systems, Experian

Joel Manfredo
CIO, Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans

Srinivas Mantripragada, Ph.D. ’00
VP & CTO, Cloud Infrastructure Services, IBM

Robert Mark, B.S. ’89
Manager/Mission Lead, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Kevin Mun
VP, Operations, AccuSpeechMobile

Carlos Oliveira, Ph.D. ’03, M.S. ’95
VP, H5 Data Centers

Al Pedroza
Director, Boeing Test & Evaluation, The Boeing Co.

Dinesh Ramanathan, Ph.D. ’00, M.S. ’95
President and CEO, NexGen Power Systems Inc.

Jack Ringquist, B.S. ’82
Principal, Deloitte Consulting

Robert Romney, B.S. ’83
Founder, Zenographics Inc.

Larry Rowe, Ph.D. ’76, B.S. ’70
Chairman & CEO, FX Palo Alto Laboratory

Sandy Smart-Ashburn, B.S. ’87
VP, IT Development, AT&T

Ted Smith
Emeritus Chairman & CEO, MIND Research Institute

Julie Sokol
Senior VP, Information Technology Services, The Irvine Co.

Richard Sudek, B.S. ’81
Executive Director, UCI Beall Applied Innovation

Ian Suttle
Engineering Director, Google

Jack Tam
VP of Product Development, Consumer Group, Intuit

Michael Wong, B.S. ’03
Principal Software Engineer, Google Irvine

David Wood, B.S. ’85
CEO, Eventene